Nominate your favorites today at

This year marks the ninth installment of the Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards. Over that span, more than 1,000 winners have been named, while over $120,000 has been raised for local nonprofits. Earlier this week, we asked Key West Weekly owner and publisher Britt Myers which elements of the Bubbas he’s most proud of, and it was an easy answer…

“Obviously when you are able to raise money for any of our local nonprofits, it always gives you a broader sense of community and reminds you of what’s important here at home,” Myers said. “Outside of that, my favorite part of the Bubbas has always been the voting process and the winners’ gala. Last year our interactive voting map showed participation from six continents and over 40 countries. And our annual winners’ gala is one evening that brings together so many different people, from all different walks of life, to laugh with each other and celebrate our community. This year every dollar raised benefits the Bahama Village Music Program, which I believe provides essential enrichment to the lives of so many young people in our community.”

As the nomination process begins this week at, we want to remind our voters about the process and timelines. And either way, we remind everyone to have fun with the contest. After all, winners are subjective. But the experiences and bonds of a community are enduring. Thanks for allowing us to play our small part here in Key West and we look forward to supporting the Bahama Village Music Program in 2022. 


Nominate your favorites: June 6-20  

Visit starting on Monday, June 6 to vote (nominate) your favorites in each category. Voters can vote once per day for all categories. So visit often, or daily, throughout the nomination process to propose your favorite finalists. 

The top three nominees in each category are placed on the finalists’ ballot. We do not create the top three (a commonly asked question). You, the voters, decide the top three finalists from among your nominees, each and every year. Nomination voting begins at midnight on June 6 and ends at midnight on June 20.  Updates and reminders will be provided by the Keys Weekly in print, digital and social media throughout the Bubbas process. 

Vote for the winning finalists: June 27-July 11. 

The top 3 nominees in each category make the finalists’ ballot. The highest vote-getter among the 3 finalists in each category receives the Bubba Award. 

Voting for the finalists in each category begins at midnight on June 27 at So visit often throughout the process and submit one ballot a day.  Updates and reminders will be provided at, in our daily e-blast, Key West Weekly print editions and social media. 

The winners’ gala is July 23.

The Event: July 23 

The 9th annual Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards Gala, this year on July 23, has become one of the most popular events in town. Tickets are not generally made available to the public due to demand.  Winners, nominees and dignitaries are invited to attend and additional attendees are selected from a first-come, first-served waiting list. To be placed on this list please email [email protected]  

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